Quack! by Arthur Yorinks

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This story, written by 1987 Caldecott-winning author Arthur Yorinks and illustrated with quilts by textile artist Adrienne Yorinks, tells the tale of Quack, a little duck who builds a rocket and takes off for the moon. Once there, he misses his animal friends back on earth and decides to parachute home. Written in "quack" language, this book is great for reading aloud to fledgling duck-lovers everywhere.

About Arthur Yorinks

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Arthur Yorinks was born in Roslyn, New York on August 21, 1953. As a child, he was exposed to an eclectic assortment of the arts including symphonies and art galleries in New York City, comic books, and 19th-century novels. He has written over 30 children's books including Hey, Al, winner of the 1987 Caldecott award; Louis the Fish, a Reading Rainbow main selection; Bravo Minski; Oh, Brother; and Company's Coming. He has also written opera librettos, ballets, plays and film scripts. He and children's author Maurice Sendak co-founded The Night Kitchen, a new theater company. Yorinks is a professional quilt maker.
Published March 1, 2003 by Harry N. Abrams. 24 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Bilingual, in a way, this tale of a duck who rockets to the Moon, then parachutes back when homesickness strikes, is told partly in English, partly in Quack, a one-word duck language.

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